Headteacher Magazine, guide to services and products for UK Schools
School sports have come a long way from the days of dodging wooden rounders bats and running around a soggy sports field. Although the traditional British sports are still popular, more and more sports coaches and PE teachers are looking further afield when considering their long-term plans.
Following The Labour Party’s reported shift to a more hard-line policy on schools, and subsequent pledge to scrap the current academies system – where institutions operate outside of local authority networks and are increasingly grouped together in trusts – an education recruiter has warned of the risk of intensifying existing teacher shortages.
Currently 66% of secondary schools and 29% of primaries operate as Academies, with more than 1,000 more conversions in the pipeline.
Specialist digital provider Code Wizards has launched a brand new esports platform for University students throughout the UK in time for this year’s students.
The Education Show, the go-to annual event for schools to buy resources and equipment, is moving date and location to be positioned in Excel, London for 24-25 January 2019. By moving to London, it will coincide with its sister show Bett and extend its reach to the education market. Together they will host the world’s largest gathering of the education community for both UK and international visitors, who will discover new products and suppliers as well as keep up to date with new developments and best practice in the sector.
Leading UK school music supplier Dotdismus.com has conveniently arranged all of the best school musicals from several UK publishers all in to one place on their clearly designed, simple and easy to use new website, saving you precious time and hassle from having to visit the website of each individual publisher.
Over 100 pupils from UK primary schools gathered at a special event in London on Friday to mark the start of UK Code Week.
The initiative, now in its 4th year, aims to make coding more accessible - by encouraging schools, businesses and local authorities around the country to host their own coding events.
Kicking off at Dragon Hall in London’s Covent Garden, the launch day saw school children put their coding skills to the test and get hands-on with new technology by programming robots, creating apps and even building small computers.
UK teachers are now being trained individually online how to identify those at risk or suffering from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and protect Britain’s young girls from extreme child abuse.
Developed by SSS Learning as a ‘much needed’ catalyst for change in safeguarding training the hour-long course is fully CPD-accredited and certifies individual educators, replacing ‘often insufficient’ traditional group training methods.
Promising young students from around the world are being dissuaded from studying in the UK following the EU Referendum, according to research published today and undertaken by the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF).
A survey conducted amongst existing and previous LIYSF students, found that 90% of the 406 respondents agreed that the idea of studying in the UK was an exciting or attractive prospect, however 38% also admitted that the departure of the UK from the European Union would dissuade them from studying or working here.
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